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    Okay bought a bigger scope off of someone. It's not an amazing scope but I think the ep will definitely help with that. Specs focal length 500mm aperature 114mm. So that would mean f/4.4 right? So really fast. What ep should I get? I know I want to get a barlow x2 but not sure beyond that.

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    Default Re: Help choosing

    This is the Tasco?
    Does the telescope have a 1.25" or 0.965" focuser?
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    These would work well for you at a very affordable price.

    https://agenaastro.com/eyepieces/1-2...lossl/gso.html
    https://agenaastro.com/gso-1-25-2x-a...rlow-lens.html

    The 32mm will give you the widest possible field in the 1.25" format. The Barlow has a removable bottom element that directly attaches to the bottom of an EP (like a filter) that also provides an extra 1.5x so you get three focal lengths with each EP. With the Barlow the 32mm becomes 24mm and 16mm. Get the 12mm EP and it also becomes 9mm and 6mm. A wide range of focal lengths that provide a good view for about $100. 6mm is approaching the maximum magnification you will want to use under most conditions.

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    Yeah it's the tasco (: thanks for the suggestion I'll start searching for a good deal on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozman13 View Post
    These would work well for you at a very affordable price.

    https://agenaastro.com/eyepieces/1-2...lossl/gso.html
    https://agenaastro.com/gso-1-25-2x-a...rlow-lens.html

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    I was rereading this and I have a 10mm and a 5mm ep right now and I think the scope has a 25mm or 30mm not sure of the quality. All are 1.25 and the scope is too. So I would think get the 32mm and something else that could reduce down to the 12mm but maybe I have it wrong.

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    1.25

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    NVM was reading how that Barlow works my ep won't work so yeah need to get the 12

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    Lmao well I'm an idiot... I guess my son's scope is .975 lmao so let's buy some ep. I can only afford about $35 right now.. so should I start with the 32mm or a 12mm?

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    If your focuser is .965" you will need an adapter to use 1.25" EPs which are the standard today.

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    Default Re: Help choosing

    No the ep I have on the new scope I bought my son is .975 the tasco is 1.25

 

 
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